BOISE – Nathen Leon Massie, 35, of Meridian, Idaho, was sentenced today by United States District Court Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill to 120 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or More of Actual Methamphetamine and Possession of Firearms by a Prohibited Person, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Massie pleaded guilty to the charges on March 5, 2014.
According to the plea agreement Massie admitted that from at least as early as July 1, 2013, through November 7, 2013, he distributed methamphetamine to persons that contained more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, and he did so in exchange for money, knowing that those persons, in turn, intended to sell the methamphetamine to others. When the defendant was arrested, officers found over 50 grams of pure methamphetamine at his house along with three firearms and ammunition. According to the plea agreement, one of the firearms found at Massie’s residence was a Barrett, Model 99, .50-caliber rifle. Massie, who had previously been convicted of a felony drug offense, was prohibited from having any of these firearms.
The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police.